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Strike Indicator Loop Knot

How to tie the Strike Indicator Loop Knot. You can loop smaller pieces of yarn directly onto your leader using a slip knot. This "Open Loop" method of attaching a yarn indicator allows you to use a small yarn indicator with small flies or in shallow, flat water where a large indicator, such a the ubiquitous Thingamabobber Strike Indicators might spook fish.

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Strike Indicator Loop Knot


Open Loop Indicator KnotTying Instructions

  • To make your own yarn indictor, snip a ½” hank of yarn as thick or thin as required by the fly being used and the water condition. Make a simple, open overhand knot in the leader butt where you want the indicator.

  • Run the end of the tippet back through the open loop and gently tighten down the overhand knot creating a slip-knot loop.

  • Place the yarn in the slip-knot loop and pull it tight. Use your fingers to “puff out” the individual fibers of the yarn, and treat the indicator with fly floatant.
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